Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Rugged Impressionism

The Masterful Field Studies of Carl Rungius

May 1 2012 - October 15 2012

LANDSCAPE SKETCH FOR LORD OF THE CANYON, c.1920, Oil on Canvas, CARL RUNGIUS, Germany, 1869 - 1959

LORD OF THE CANYON, 1925, Oil on Canvas, CARL RUNGIUS, Germany, 1869 - 1959

LANDSCAPE SKETCH, Oil on Canvas, CARL RUNGIUS, Germany, 1869 - 1959

ON STORM SWEPT HEIGHTS, c. 1940, Oil on Canvas, CARL RUNGIUS, Germany, 1869 - 1959

About the Exhibition

Carl Rungius famously said, “If you paint outdoor scenes in the studio, your color gets too hot. Only if you paint outdoors do you see the cool, silvery tones that are the true colors of nature.”

Looking in-depth at the strengths of the Museum’s collection, examining Carl Rungius’s landscape studies provides visitors with a rare view of the artwork this master created while out in the wilderness. This exhibit shows how Rungius used his field sketches when creating finished large-scale works in his studio. Complemented by finished paintings from his peak period, this exhibit gives visitors a chance to see an important but relatively overlooked aspect of his oeuvre. Kuhn Gallery.


Generously sponsored by Jamie & Steve Snyder, McAfee and Taft, and Marcia & Mike Taylor.